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OUTDOOR BURNING
As of 8/16/17, Kootenai County has implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions. Under the Stage II Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails in accordance with existing travel management plans.
4. The following acts are prohibited from 1:00 pm to 1:00 am. A patrol is required for one hour following cessation of all work as described in a, b and c below.
a. Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine for felling, bucking, skidding, processing, road building, and woodcutting during industrial operations or fire wood gathering.
b. Blasting, welding, or other activities that generate flame or flammable material.
c. Using an explosive.

For more details (click here).  If you should have any questions regarding burning, please call our office at 208-777-8500.



HOW WILL YOU FIND OUT ABOUT LOCAL EMERGENCIES?
Sign up for Kootenai County emergency notification system.
By opting into the Alert! Kootenai emergency notification system, you will be informed before, during, and after incidents that could impact your safety.
For more information:
Online - www.kcgov.us/alertkootenai or (click here)
Phone - (208) 446-1850
E-mail - ENSsupport@kcgov.us



COMMISSIONER SEAT ELECTIONS
Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners has three seats coming up for election.  We are currently accepting candidate packets for Sub-Districts 3, 4 & 5.  If you reside within one of these sub-districts and would like submit a candidate packet, click on our Commissioners tab for more details or (click here).



REFLECTIVE ADDRESS MARKERS
It is highly recommended that your address be easily seen for emergency responders, especially if you reside out of town.  Precious time may be wasted trying to locate your home if it is not clearly marked.  If we can't find you, then we can't help you.  An address marker should be posted at the start of the access roadway/driveway at the point it leaves the county road and any point the driveway leave a private roadway.
The Kootenai County Firefighters Union, Local 2856, can make you a reflective address marker for only $15 (click here for order form).  These markers are highly visible day or night, made with reflective material on both sides, fade resistant, will last for years, and comes with pre-drilled holes.  For more information, please call 208-755-2906.



FY2017-2018 Proposed Budget Hearing
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
Admin. Bldg. at 1590 E. Seltice Way, PF

Next Board of Fire Commissioner's Regular Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
Station #1 at 404 N. Idaho St., PF

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